OCC Spring Plant Sale
Orange Coast College will have a spring plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays in the Horticulture Garden Nursery, near the Adams parking lot. For more information, go to http://www.occhorticulture.com.
Gift of Literacy Luncheon
Author Alan Brennert will be the featured speaker at Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy's Gift of Literacy Luncheon. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. Cost is $75 per person, or $125 for a seat at the author's table. For more information, call (949) 717-3874 or email email@example.com.
Nashville recording artist Ry Bradley will play a 9:30 p.m. show at the Quiet Woman, 3224 Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. The 21-and-older show is free.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
The inaugural OC Tastefest, an extravaganza for foodies, will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.octastefest.com.
FRIDAY TILL MAY 25
Food for Thought Film Series
The Orange County Great Park will hold outdoor screenings of three films dealing with food on Friday, May 18 and May 25. Food trucks will be on site, starting at 6:30 p.m., and Friday night films will be shown at dusk. For more information, visit http://www.ocgp.org.
Cirque de la Symphonie
The Pacific Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie, which fuses cirque acts backed by live music. The shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $25. The shows are at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. For more information, visit http://www.pacificsymphony.org.
South Coast Repertory presents the musical drama "Cloudlands," based on the book by Octavio Solis. The performances will be at the Julianne Argyros Stage. For showtimes and more information, visit http://www.scr.org.
'Million Dollar Quartet'